Wayzata Trojans march on over Centennial Cougars to advance to semi-finals

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Wayzata ties the game in the final minutes to force overtime. Photo by Matt Blewett/The Minnesota Sports Report.
Wayzata’s goalie keeps his eye on the puck.
Photo by Matt Blewett/The Minnesota Sports Report.

The fourth seed Wayzata and the fifth seed Centennial squared off in the final game of the March 7, 2013 MSHSL Boys Hockey Tournament schedule.  The game was intense and hard fought on both sides.

The first period ended in a scoreless tie with Centennial shooting seven times on goal to Wayzata’s six.

The second period opened in dramatic fashion when Adam Anderson of Centennial shot the puck top shelf over the sprawling Wayzata goalie, Aaron Dingmann.  Centennial held Wayzata scoreless in the second period and did not score any more goals either.  Centennial outshot Wayzata 11-5 and looked to be dominating the game on both sides of the ice.

The dominance lasted for the first ten minutes of the fourth period.  Although no goals were scored Centennial appeared to be playing prevent defense.  Then, with 1:15 left in the game the Wayzata coach pulled their goalie, Digmann, and within seconds Jalen Wahl put the puck past Patrick Munson, Centennial’s goalie to tie the game.

Overtime started with non-stop action and skating by two spent teams.  Wayzata’s Chase Heising scored the game winner.  Wayzata will play the top seed, Hill Murray tomorrow night, March 8, 2013 at 8:00.  It promises to be an action filled night as Wayzata is trying to keep their underdog season alive.  They beat Minnetonka and the 2012 champion Benilde-St. Margarets to win their section.

Stay tuned to The Minnesota Sports Report and Examiner.com for continued coverage of the 2013 MSHSL Boy’s Hockey Tournament.

This article is published with permission of The Minnesota Sports Report.  More photos can be viewed here.

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